Hobbit: Govt knew union ban lifted

The Government was aware that a union-imposed boycott on Sir Peter Jackson's film The Hobbit had been lifted, but continued to insist that it was in place, official documents released yesterday showed.

Basketball: No plans to slow down for Vukona

Basketball: No plans to slow down for Vukona

Mika Vukona has grown from a hesitant kid into one of the most decisive forces in the Australian NBL. On the verge of his 200th game in a Breakers singlet, he talks to Kris Shannon about his drive, his dreams and his desire to be part of a dynasty.

Rugby: Ranger on way to Montpellier

Blues centre Rene Ranger is said to be on his way to French club Montpellier.

Athletics: Willis aims to qualify for worlds at home

Nick Willis is aiming to meet the 1500m qualifying standard for this year's world championships in Moscow on home soil tomorrow night with a one-off race in Auckland.

Cricket: Auckland eases past Canterbury

Auckland haven't had much to cheer about this season, but they're off to a solid start in the last of the three domestic competitions.

Softball: Black Sox beat Czech Republic

A home run from catcher Aaron Stroman-Neemia catapulted the Black Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Czech Republic in one of their final hit-outs before

Golf: Final six confirmed for NZ PGA championship

The final six players have been confirmed for the NZ PGA Championship at The Hills.

Minimum wage rise branded 'pitiful'

Minimum wage rise branded 'pitiful'

The Maori Party is at odds with the Government over the increase in the minimum wage to $13.75, calling it pitiful.

Progress on Pike River body recovery

Progress on Pike River body recovery

A crunch five-hour showdown with the Government has left Pike River mine families confident of recovering the bodies of the dead 29 workers.

Rugby: Holland gets nod as Canterbury assistant

Jason Holland, a former Manawatu, Taranaki and Munster centre, has been appointed to the role of Canterbury assistant coach for the 2013 ITM Cup campaign.

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